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Be a respectful roadie. Don’t forget the good ways of care, put that mask on when you are not two ski lengths away from someone, always wear it indoors, don’t gather in groups, stay with your crew, as turns are more fun shared with those you know and give a hoot don’t pollute, not the trail, parking lot or side of the road, never ever.
Learn here. Kimberley is a place with soul
It’s that Kootenay ‘mana’. People are nice with a low key vibe, this is the place to learn to ski – both alpine and cross country. With tons of terrain to challenge the go-getter in your crew, while they are hard at it, you can be making those first turns with a dedicated, safe and open spaced learning area. Kimberley Alpine Resort is perfect for beginners, with a great crew of professional ski instructors ready to help you hone your skills. And at the nearby Kimberley Nordic Club, beginners can shine on the track too.
Stay: Condo lodge and your own kitchen? This is Trickle Creek Lodge, providing that perfect pillow time, as you look out the window to watch beginners making their first turns.
Cranbrook. Ride on
Like a hub on your mountain bike tire, all spokes lead to adventure from here. Most people drive by, but this place has fat biking (snow bike) trails that rock. Winding around the forested hillsides with plenty of value-priced lodging options. You can stay and ride bikes and boards in the same weekend, as it’s only a little over an hour to snowy Fernie and just 15 minutes from Kimberley’s alpine skiing.